March 2010

Could You Go Homeless For A Day?

March 31, 2010

Like, straight up no money in your pockets, sleeping on the street kind of homeless? I just read this fantastically interesting post from a blogger who actually DID this (on the streets of Las Vegas no less) and I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. Here’s a clip: “Last December, on a chilly winter day, I decided to challenge a deeply rooted […]

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Want to Become a Millionaire? Save $5 a Day.

March 30, 2010

That’s right folks, all it takes is saving $5 a day to hit Millionaire status! You just have to stay on top of it for 40 years straight ;) Better get started! Haha… Seriously though, it really is that easy. $5/day = $150/mo = $1,800/year. Multiply that by 40 years @ 10% compounded interest (within a tax-deferred account) and you’ve got yourself a cool Mil! […]

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Six Secrets of a Credit Score

March 29, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about credit scores (mainly because they kinda bore me), but they really ARE important to keep in mind. Especially if you’ll be buying a car or a home soon. Whether we like it or not, our entire credit history will show up and be used to determine what our interest rates will be when we go to finance. […]

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Announcing Our Very First Love Drop!

March 26, 2010

Hello hello my beautiful friends! Are you ready to help change someone’s life today? I hope so because a good friend and I are on a mission to drop some love on a family who could really really use it. And we’ll need all the help we can get :) Budgets Are Sexy has teamed up with Nate from ItStartsWith.Us (the social movement “changing the […]

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It’s March Madness cRaZy Town in the PF World…

March 25, 2010

There are Personal Finance Blogger vs. Personal Finance Blogger brackets all over the place this week! And I absolutely love it :) Not because I like college basketball (I don’t), but because Budgets Are Sexy has been featured in them! haha… So if you feel like voting for me – or any other of the fine bloggers on the list – stop on by and […]

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Time For a Financial Intervention!

March 25, 2010

I swear, just when you think you’ve heard it all… Remember that chick I was telling you about 2 weeks ago who filed for bankruptcy for a 2nd time in a row, then foreclosed on her house, and THEN went out and blew $250 all in the same night? Well, she’s at it again.  Her and her drug-dealing husband and baby.  (the husband deals the […]

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It’s true. I’m addicted to credit cards.

March 24, 2010

They’re just so convenient, you know? I read a few posts awhile back about how people were ditching plastic for good in hopes of spending less (and that may very well do the trick), but I just think it would drive me too crazy.  And maybe that’s bad, I don’t know, but when you’ve got a system that works why change? Now, I’m not saying […]

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March 23, 2010

That was the title of an email I just got from a reader. (I know, I kind of cheated using that as my title to grab your attention – sorry. But it’s still kinda accurate!) Apparently there’s this home theater scam going around, and she emailed Brad and I in hopes we’d pass it along to warn others. And because I know I’ve fallen for […]

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Are You Hustlin’ For A Better Lifestyle?

March 22, 2010

Hustlin’ may sound trendy these days, but it can really be a slick move. Workin’ a 9-5 only gets you so far sometimes ;) If you’re trying to knock away that debt or hit that emergency fund goal, ya gotta pick up some side gigs (aka “hustles”) and start taking home that money. And it’s a wide open market out there too! Some people like […]

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Coffee Cents & College Kids

March 19, 2010

The other night I attended my first Coffee Cents, and was reminded of a few things I had totally forgotten about. 1) I didn’t care about my finances back in the ol’ college days. 2) I didn’t care about my finances for the following 5 years either. And 3), the most important one here, I had forgotten how SMART it is to start managing your […]

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7 Stupidest Tax Mistakes to Avoid

March 18, 2010

(Guest Post by Lisa Rowan) All too often, the return of tax season is greeted with the dragging of feet and pulling of hair-and that’s even before the pencils are sharpened.  Many of the headaches caused by tax preparation can be avoided with a little research and review. Dodge these seven common tax mistakes, and make preparation and filing a bit easier this year. Not […]

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Frugality on a Whole New Level!

March 17, 2010

Most of us here do some pretty frugal stuff, but how far you’re willing to take it is totally another story. I got an email from a reader the other day and it cracks me up just thinking about it again :) Probably because I can see my friends doing the same thing, but also because it’s just hilarious to envision!  I’m too lazy to […]

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10 Jobs I’d Like to Try Some Day

March 16, 2010

I promised somebody a while ago that I’d list out some of the jobs I want to try some day, so here they are! Only 6 months late ;) I’m not sure how, or when, I’ll get the chance to try them all out, but in a perfect world I’ll eventually get to them – even if I don’t need the money. There’s something about […]

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Always have a Wish List handy!

March 15, 2010

While over at Mrs Micah‘s this weekend migrating BudgetsAreSexy to WordPress (woop woop!) I had noticed a sexy little backup drive purring on her table. I wasn’t sure how much it cost, or how much data it held really, but the only thing I could think of at that precise moment was, “I must have it!” followed minutes later by, “it’s too bad I’d never […]

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